Law

Heroin: Trends Locally And Nationally

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Last summer, a McLean, Va., high school student died last from a mix of heroin and a common antihistamine. We look at what's fueling an increase in heroin use locally and nationally, particularly among teens and young adults.

Ethiopian Voices: Blogging For Democracy

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo sat down with three pro-democracy bloggers during his recent visit to Ethiopia.

The Politics Hour - Jan. 24, 2014

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate Jack Evans is in studio.

Future Of Virginia's Gay Marriage Ban

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In a sharp reversal of his predecessor's legal position, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and wants to see it end.

The Real Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr. (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch argues that while we invoke Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name frequently, few understand the principles he championed or the history of race relations in America.

"The Burglary:" The Inside Story Of FBI Surveillance (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A new book reveals the long-secret identities of the 1971 burglars who disclosed FBI documents that proved the agency was spying on black and anti-war activists.

"The Burglary:" The Inside Story Of FBI Surveillance

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

A new book reveals the long-secret identities of the 1971 burglars who disclosed FBI documents that proved the agency was spying on black and anti-war activists.

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As of Jan. 1, those who wish can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across the state of Colorado. We explore the seismic shifts taking place in the debate over marijuana.

An Indian Diplomat's Arrest And The Role Of Diplomatic Immunity

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York triggered a diplomatic rift between the U.S. and India. We explore the legal foundation of diplomatic immunity and understand why it can open the door for abuse.

Afghan Views On Politics And Security

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Asia Foundation recently completed a survey of 9,000 Afghan citizens in 34 provinces across the country. We explore evolving Afghan attitudes towards politics and security.

Tensions Over Tipping Restaurant Workers

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

As D.C. decides not to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers, we explore the tension over tipping for good service versus tipping to complete a worker's pay.

The Movement To Reform Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Earlier this year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to reform federal guidelines for mandatory minimum sentences. We examine the movement for sentencing reform and where it's likely to go in the immediate future.

What To Do About Workplace Bullying

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The allegation of bullying among Miami Dolphins players is raising questions about harassment on the job in a variety of workplaces. We look at what constitutes workplace bullying and what to do about it.

Limited Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Residents In Md. And D.C.

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Maryland and D.C. are joining a handful of other states in approving limited driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. We explore the issues involved.

Labeling GMO Foods

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Around the country, the debate over GMO foods is shifting from questions of safety to the issue of labeling requirements. We look at a ballot initiative voters take up this week in Washington State on the issue.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.